ANTIDOTE TO WINTER CHILL - SEVERN VALLEY ON A SUMMER'S DAY
It's extremely chilly in England at the moment, so to relieve the misty winter gloom, here are some shots I took in the summer.
The venue is Cam Peak, on the western edge of the Cotswold escarpment, which overlooks the Severn Valley, the hills of the Welsh borders in the distance.
The cows at Cam Peak were at their curious best, the place itself a gorgeous hilly spot near Cam, a fair size village nearby. For walkers, it's a good spot too, for the Cotswold Way follows the line of the escarpment and gives stunning westerly views for mile after mile.
Coaley Peak (below) is another beauty spot. It's just a few miles from Cam Peak, and also lies on the Cotswold Way. Nearby are beech woods, and a neolithic burial site called Nympsfield Long Barrow.
Come Spring 2013, there'll be an expedition to both these spots again, and also to view the spectacular surge of the Severn Bore, of which more anon.